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The MandaeansAncient Texts and Modern People$
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Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195153859

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195153855.001.0001

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The Ducks That Came to the Marshes

The Ducks That Came to the Marshes

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The Mandaeans

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley (Contributor Webpage)

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Starts the third part of the book, on native hermeneutics (interpretation issues). It gives an account of New York Mandaeans; Mandaeans first came to New York to the World Exposition in 1939, to show their silver and gold art. Accounts are given of various meetings of members of this community with the author, and their beliefs and practices are described.

Keywords:   beliefs, Mandaeans, Mandaeism, New York, practices, religious communities, USA

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